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Ἐς δὲ τὰ ἔσχατα νουσήματα αἱ ἔσχαται θεραπεῖαι ἐς ἀκριβείην, κράτισται -> For extreme diseases, extreme methods of cure, as to restriction, are most suitable.
Corpus Hippocraticum, Aphorisms 1.6.2

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See lamentation. Outward tokens of sorrow: P. and V. πένθος, τό, V. κουρά, ἡ (lit., shaving of the head), πένθημα, τό. Assume mourning, v.; P. and V. πενθεῖν. Join in assuming mourning: P. and V. συμπενθεῖν (dat.). Honour with mourning and all other usual rites: P. τιμᾶν . . . ἐσθήμασί τε καὶ τοῖς ἄλλοις νομίμοις (Thuc. 3, 58). Mourning garments: V. μελάμπεπλος στολή, ἡ. His head shaved in sign of mourning for his daughter: V. κουρᾷ . . . θυγατρὸς πενθίμῳ κεκαρμένος (Eur., Or. 458). Of mourning, adj.: V. πένθιμος, πενθητήριος.